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Dates
1800
1950
circa 1800-1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Food Service
Classification
Home Health Care
Food Service
Accession Number
1955.4.1 a-b
Description
Cream porcelain stand with removable cup shaped container; stand has a pair of large open handles, with decorative outline opening at the bottom on one side for a 'fairy' or tea light can be inserted, with perforations in the stand body in the shape of a floral design; removable rimmed container th…
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Accession Number
1955.4.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Food Service
Classification
Home Health Care
Food Service
MeSH Heading
Home Health Care
Nutrition
Description
Cream porcelain stand with removable cup shaped container; stand has a pair of large open handles, with decorative outline opening at the bottom on one side for a 'fairy' or tea light can be inserted, with perforations in the stand body in the shape of a floral design; removable rimmed container that fits into top portion of stand.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - removable container - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 9.8 cm
b - stand - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 12.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1950
circa 1800-1850
Material
porcelain: cream
Inscriptions
"Wedgewood"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-7
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Medical Ceramics in the Wellcome Institute," J. K. Crellin, pp. 202-5
Research Facts
A Wedgwood Queen’s ware food warmer or veilleuse. Described originally as a "night lamp to provide illumination and conserve hot liquids"; Impressed Wedgwood Circa 1785. Some designs have a small procelain teapot to fit into top of stand to keep water hot.
The accession sheet gives "pap warmer".
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Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.429.1
Description
Plain, sharp metal hook attached to a black wooden handle.
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Accession Number
1969.429.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- tenaculum
Description
Plain, sharp metal hook attached to a black wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c.-20c."
Material
metal: grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Very rusted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 1013 (similar to item # A/-469); CD #UHN
Images
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Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1999.1.133
Description
Original portrait photo of Lord Joseph Lister mounted on card stock.
Accession Number
1999.1.133
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
History of Medicine, 19th Cent. -- pictorial works
History of Medicine, 20th Cent. -- pictorial works
Description
Original portrait photo of Lord Joseph Lister mounted on card stock.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on back: Dr. Bruce.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box E
Dimension Notes
Length 31.3 cm x Width 22.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stable; frame yellowing around edges; small tear on the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Previous UHN accession # 999.1.133.
Research Facts
Baron Joseph Lister (1827-1912) invented antiseptic techniques in surgery.
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Dates
1860
1952
1860-1952
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1979.24.2
Description
A folding pocket tenaculum with a tortoiseshell handle; tenaculum is a slightly curved shaft with a U-shaped hook at the end.
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Accession Number
1979.24.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- tenaculum
Description
A folding pocket tenaculum with a tortoiseshell handle; tenaculum is a slightly curved shaft with a U-shaped hook at the end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Norman Wyvell Burritt via Mrs. Rosalind Biggerstaff McLeod.
Maker
S. Maw
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1952
1860-1952
Material
shell: brown
metal: grey
Inscriptions
On piece that connects the tenaculum to the handle: "S Maw // London"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Handle is cracked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Norman Burritt (1894-1952) was an ENT and bronchoscopy specialist who practised in Summit, New Jersey; he was an adopted member of the Biggerstaff family in Summit and Chatham, Ont. throughout his practising life.
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery
Classification
General Surgery
Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery
Classification
General Surgery
Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Surgery
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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amputation knife

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10790
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery
Classification
General Surgery
Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery
Classification
General Surgery
Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Surgery
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.
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amputation knife

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10792
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery
Classification
General Surgery
Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery
Classification
General Surgery
Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Surgery
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037537
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° an…
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Accession Number
997037537
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° angle to a narrower cylinder; three cork pads, 120 degrees apart, are attached to the cylinder; metal chain attached to closed bottom of lid via a bolt assembly
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Depth 30.6 cm x Diam. 14.3 cm
b - lid with chain - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Diam. 12.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Based on lifetime of C.H. Bird and patent history
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Extensive staining of inside bottle; metal is tarnished inside and out; broken cork adhered to neck; adhesive residue on neck; two large stains on outside, formerly sticky and resistant to wiping; (b) cork worn, crumbling; top stained extensively
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. Robert Bird; "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. Bird 1872-1944," by Dr. H.G. Bird (1899-1992), ca 198–, p. 8 (see attached photocopy); "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189–, p. 754; manual for Dr. C.H. Bird's Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz Influence Engine (see photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
Used as part of a "Static Machine" to provide extra visual effects; also contributed to the reliability of operation of early X-ray machines.
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037540
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
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Accession Number
997037540
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of C.H. Bird; Influence Machine patented 1883
Material
wood: brown
cork: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Diam. 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on lid top; one cork pad has half cracked away; chain has extensive non-structural, inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Conversation with Mr. Robert Bird, 4 July 2003; manual for Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz influence engine; also see "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. and H.G. Bird," p. 8; CD #7
Research Facts
Functionally identical to 997.037.537b; used to magnify visual effects of Influence Machine by creating large sparks; also used as a high voltage source when influence machines were used to power early X-ray machines.
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing 1886 – [graduates lists]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact718
Dates
1886
1974
circa 1886-1974
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Administrative
Nursing
Classification
Education
Archival
Administrative
Nursing
Accession Number
995002098
Description
Numerous typed and hand-written lists contained in a leather-covered, 3-ring, zippered binder have the names of all Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduates; the lists consist of 86 typewritten pages (with added hand-written notes) containing information on all of the Kingston General …
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Accession Number
995002098
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Administrative
Nursing
Classification
Education
Archival
Administrative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- registers
Education
Archival
Nursing
Description
Numerous typed and hand-written lists contained in a leather-covered, 3-ring, zippered binder have the names of all Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduates; the lists consist of 86 typewritten pages (with added hand-written notes) containing information on all of the Kingston General Hospital Nursing graduates, matrons, superintendants, and directors of nursing; there is also a pocket in the inside front of the binder with extra information and 7 graduation leaflets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Sylvia Mary Burkinshaw, Acting Director of Nursing at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, March 1961; Director of Nursing 1968-1971.
Dates
1886
1974
circa 1886-1974
Date Remarks
last date of entry 1974
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: yellow
cardboard: grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "Kingston General Hospital // School of Nursing // 1886 –"; front inside pocket of binder stamped with the words, "RB36 London Brand English Morocco"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3
Length
34.7 cm
Width
28.6 cm
Depth
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 34.7 cm. x Width: 28.6 cm. x Depth: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The binder holding the transcript is worn in several spots -- especially along the spine; pages within the transcript are torn (especially the first two pages); written information is legible and the paper is flexible and can be handled with care.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
Exhibit History
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005-Aug. 30, 2006
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Kingston Psychiatric Hospital School of Nursing 1886-1971 [graduation pin set]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10920
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of th…
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Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- school
Mental Health -- professional -- nurse
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of the plaque.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque - Length 30.9 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - 1st pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.2 cm
c - 2nd pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.2 cm
d - 3rd pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
e - 4th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
f - 5th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
g - 6th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.8 cm
h - 7th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Displayed in a gallery at Providence Continuing Care Centre Mental Health Services; owned by the School of Nursing Alumnae of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
F. T. Moon
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Date Remarks
The date is engraved on the plaque
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: white, red, green, blue, silver
Inscriptions
"1886 GRADUATION PINS 1971" engraved in the centre of the plaque and on the back; "MADE BY F. T. MOON 1975" engraved on the lower left corner "R H K" printed on the front of the first pin and "A. Porter // 1908" engraved on the back "PROVINCIAL - HOSPITALS - ONTARIO -" printed on the front of the second pin and "STERLING" embossed on the back "PROVINCIAL // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the third pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fourth pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fifth pin with "EDWARDS // IOM L" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITAL // SCHOOL // OF NURSING" printed on the front of the sixth pin with "M. P. DEYO // 1968 // ALLISON IDK" engraved on the back "ONTARIO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL // SCHOOL OF NURSING" printed on the front of the seventh pin with "STERLING" printed on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
Plaque has some damage and scuff marks, particularly around the edges and corners; the pins are in very good condition
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The pins represent the range of styles given out to School of Nursing graduates from Provincial hospitals (like Ontario Hospital Kingston) between 1886 and 1971 although the earliest pin is actually only from 1908; the owner of the sixth pin was killed and her mother gave the pin to the alumnae.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, (b): Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
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business hours sign

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5470
Dates
1890
1940
circa 1890-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Communication
Business
Wayfinding
Classification
Communication
Business
Wayfinding
Accession Number
1940.5.3
Description
Smooth glass plate with gold lettering--"Hours of Consultation"
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Accession Number
1940.5.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Communication
Business
Wayfinding
Classification
Communication
Business
Wayfinding
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Communication
Description
Smooth glass plate with gold lettering--"Hours of Consultation"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. John Taylor Fotheringham
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1940
circa 1890-1940
Material
glass: clear
paint: yellow
Inscriptions
"HOURS OF CONSULTATION 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M. // 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-15
Dimension Notes
Length 30.5 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Lettering becoming worn
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050022 a-b
Description
A white glass pharmacy bottle (a); has a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050022 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A white glass pharmacy bottle (a); has a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; was used to store Protargol.
Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: white
plastic: white
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
"Protargol" is printed on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Condition Remarks
Fine
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management"; CD #9.
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050023 a-b
Description
Empty heavy white circular glass pharmacy bottle (a) with a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050023 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
Empty heavy white circular glass pharmacy bottle (a) with a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: white
plastic: white
paper: white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
"Acriflavina" is printed on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Condition Remarks
Fine
Reference Types
Websites
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories;
"U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management" Website
https://www.britannica.com/science/acriflavine
https://jramc.bmj.com/content/jramc/54/1/19.full.pdf
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-28/antiseptic-used-in-wwi-could-hold-key-to-treating-superbugs/8062496
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Taken by Intravenous injection or applied topically. Used as antiseptic, to treat sleeping sickness and viral infections. Anti-bacterial. Also known as Acriflavine. Dye (stains skin) obtained from coal tar. Used to kill parasites that cause sleeping sickness in World War I.
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Dates
1890
1940
circa 1890-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020047
Description
Round metal dental spittoon; silver inside bowl and yellow outside; curved handle on side; three round feet on bottom of bowl
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Accession Number
010020047
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Description
Round metal dental spittoon; silver inside bowl and yellow outside; curved handle on side; three round feet on bottom of bowl
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1890
1940
circa 1890-1940
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: silver, yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 17.6 cm x Width 14.3 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal dented all over; slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Dental Collectibles & Antiques", William and Jean G. Carter, 1992, p. 12 (similar to #041)
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Pierre Surprenant from Sherbrooke, Quebec; in the days before dental offices had running water, unhygienic spittoons were the bane of most dentists' existences, as they had to clean them after every patient; spittoons were finally made obsolete by the 1970s with the use of high vacuum aspirators
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Dates
1890
1940
circa 1890-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020050 a-b
Description
Round metal dental spittoon; top (a) has edges sloping down to cut-out circle in middle; shiny yellow on outside, matte yellow inside; fits on top of base (b); bowl with shiny yellow outside, white enamelled inside; bottom of base raised to allow liquids to fall down to edges
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Accession Number
010020050 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Description
Round metal dental spittoon; top (a) has edges sloping down to cut-out circle in middle; shiny yellow on outside, matte yellow inside; fits on top of base (b); bowl with shiny yellow outside, white enamelled inside; bottom of base raised to allow liquids to fall down to edges
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - top - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 23.5 cm
b - bottom - Size: Depth 9.8 cm x Diam. 21.8 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1890
1940
circa 1890-1940
Date Remarks
Based on similar artefacts
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D2-2
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Condition Remarks
Blue gum remnants on top of (a); inside of (b) very rusty around edge, darkened at centre; dents on top and bottom; metal tarnished on top and bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Dental Collectibles & Antiques", William and Jean G. Carter, 1992, p. 12 (similar to #041)
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; before dental offices had running water, unhygienic spittoons were the bane of most dentists' existences, as they had to clean them after every patient; spittoons were finally made obsolete by the 1970s with the use of high vacuum aspirators
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #5, 29 March 2011 - November 2014
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Dates
1890
1950
circa 1890 - 1950
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009004 a-c
Description
Semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Bynin” Amara bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, light green with black text rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wa…
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Accession Number
018009004 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drug Packaging -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Bynin” Amara bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, light green with black text rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; flat rectangular side walls recessed with company name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck and cylindrical unthreaded finish; octagonal push-up and circular mold mark on bottom; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around neck; bottle is almost full of solid mass creating a heavy bottle; bottle has gold white, and black rectangular label with product information and dosages on front; box has product information on front, testimonials on right and left sides, and information for other products on back; promotional leaflet is one sheet folded into six sections with information for other products on both sides in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 19.6 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 4.3 cm
b – box – Length 20.3 cm Width 7.8 cm Depth 5.3 cm
c – leaflet – Length 15.1 cm Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Allen & Hanburys Co. Limited
Dates
1890
1950
circa 1890 - 1950
Date Remarks
Box and leaflet have appearance though graphics and text styles to be circa 1890s, use of cork closures not common in non-alcoholic bottles after 1930s and the lable text style and lack of graphics appear from 1950s
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan, light brown, white
ink: black, yellow, light green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “MALTED PHOSPHATES // WITH QUININE AND NUX VOMICA // “Bynin” Amara // COMPOSITION: // Quinine Phosphate 1 ½ gr. // Iron Phosphate 2 gr. // Nux Vomica Alkaloids equal to // Strychnine Phosphate 1 – 16 gr. // “Bynin” Liquid Malt 1 oz. // A modification of Easton’s Syrup (one fourth the strength) in // which the sugar in the ordinary preparation is replaced by the // flesh – forming nutritive and digestive constituents of BYNIN. // “BYNIN” Amara is a palatable and reliable tonic. It promotes // digestion, increases the appetite, braces up the nervous system, // strengthens the heart beat and circulation, combats anemia and // cachexia. (It is very serviceable in neuralgia and similar nerve // troubles.) // DOSE – A dessertspoonful to a tablespoonful in water // three times a day, with or immediately before food. // This preparation contains a small quantity of Nux Vomica and // must therefore, in conformity with the Pharmacy Act, be labeled // (Poison.) // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING // MANUFACTURED BY // The Allen & Hanburys Co., Limited // NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. TORONTO, CAN. // Established London, England, 1715.”; stamped on top of bottle label in blue ink: “Net Contents 10 FL Ounces”; embossed on right and left sides: “ALLEN & HANBURYS”; printed on front of box: “TRADE MARK // A. D. 1715 // A Powerful Tonic // and Digestive // “Bynin” // TRADE MARK // Amara // MALTED PHOSPHATES // WITH QUININE AND NUX VOMICA. // ‘Bynin’ Amara is a combina- // tion of the Phosphates of Iron, Quinine and Strychnine, with the Active Malt Extract, ‘Bynin // It is an excellent // General Tonic // Allen & Hanburys Ltd., // Lombard Street, London, // AND AT // Vere St. Cavendish Square, London, W. // UNITED STATES : Niagara Falls, N. Y. // CANADA : Garrard Street East, Toronto. // AUSTRALASIA : Market St., Sydney. // SOUTH AFRICA : Smith Street, Durban. // COPYRIGHT // NET CONTENTS 10 OZS.”; printed on back of box: “SPECIAL // Malted Combinations // MANUFACTURED BY // Allen & Harburys Co., Ltd., // ‘Bynin,’ liquid malt. // ‘Bynin’ Amara // ‘Byno’ Chrismol // ‘Bynol,’ The ‘Allenburys’ Malt and Oil // ‘Byno Cascada’ // ‘Byno’ Haemoglobin // ‘Byno’ Hypophosphites // ‘Byno’ Phosphates // Allen & Hanburys Co., Ltd., // TORONTO, CANADA // (Established London, Eng., A. D. 1715.)”; printed on left side of box; “THE MEDICAL MAGAZINE writes : - “ ‘Bynin’ Amara is an excellent tonic and its power is // much increased by the nutritive and digestive qualities of that reliable form of Malt which this firm issue // under the name ‘Bynin.’ If ‘Bynin’ Amara proves as useful and as popular as ‘BYNO’ HYPOPHOS- // PHITES, Messrs. Allen and Hanburys must be congratulated on having added two most valuable // preparations to our Therapeutics.” “; printed on right side of box: “The LANCET writes: - “This excellent preparation is a distinct advance on Easton’s Syrup. // Not only does it contain the phosphates and iron, quinine and strychnine unimpaired, but the vehicle for // their palatable administration is, as our experiments have shown, a powerful digestive of farinaceous food. // This vehicle is ‘Bynin’, or Liquid Malt, which exhibits a powerful liquefying and converting action upon // starch. This formula is such as is admirably adapted for the administration of one of the best tonic // combinations known.”; titles printed at top of promotional booklet pages include: “ “Trade ‘BYNOL’ Mark // Cod-Liver Oil and Malt”; “Byno”- Phosphates // An Improved Chemical Food for Children”; “CHRISMOL // An Intestinal Lubricant”; “ ‘Allenbury’ // RUSKS (Malted)”; “The “Allenburys” // Diet // A Light Food // for General Use”; “Byno Chrismol // The “Allenbury’s Malt and Chrismol”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
(a-b) 0010-A3-9 Row C
(c) 2005-5-6 Binder E pg 9 a
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration along mouth of bottle; front label separating from bottle; minor discolouration and scratches to top of cork; top of box missing; large tear top corner on front of box; minor staining on proper left side of box; small white encrustations on front and proper right side of box; minor abrasion, tears, and areas of loss on edges of box; leaflet distorted and creased but stable; minor tears in edges of booklet; large tide marks and white encrustations on all pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Tonic.” Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Peterson, John. “How to Date Antique Glass Bottles.” Our Pastimes, 2017. Accessed 5 June 2019.
“Bottle Dating.” Society For Historical Archaeology, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Research Facts
Tonics were used to improve ones general well being and were said to improve many different medical conditions.
“Bynin” Amara was marketed as an effective tonic capable of treating many different ailments; the label claims that it strengthens heart rate and circulation, relieves anemia and cachexia, imporves appetite, and treats nervous troubles; the formula contains strychnine and the required designation of “Poison” is printed on the label.
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1898 [almanac]

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Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Material
paper: green, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm
Width
13.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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Benedict-Roti metabolism apparatus

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Dates
1900
1970
1900-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1949.2.1
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Accession Number
1949.2.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Basal Metabolism
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1970
1900-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c.-mid 20c."
Permanent Location
Box #411C
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Sauer tonsillectome; tonsillotome

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Dates
1900
1999
circa 1900-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1966.11.111
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Accession Number
1966.11.111
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1999
circa 1900-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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